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Case Name United States of America v. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety EE-NM-0062
Docket / Court 1:00-cv-01656-JAP-RLP ( D.N.M. )
State/Territory New Mexico
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On November 22, 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Department of Public Safety under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The D.O.J., alleged that the defendant subjected one of its ... read more >
On November 22, 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Department of Public Safety under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The D.O.J., alleged that the defendant subjected one of its employees to sexual harassment and subsequently refused to take appropriate actions to remedy the problem. Plaintiff sought injunctive and monetary relief.



On October 16, 2001, the district court (Judge James A. Parker) approved a consent decree agreed to by the parties and dismissed the case. The defendant agreed to take measures to the prevent harassment of its employees in the future. The defendant also agreed to implement a training program to train its employees on its sexual harassment policy.



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Janani Iyengar - 11/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) State of New Mexico
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a female employee
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2001
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
00-CIV-1656 (D.N.M.) 10/17/2001
EE-NM-0062-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 11/22/2000
EE-NM-0062-0001 PDF | Detail
Answer 01/25/2001
EE-NM-0062-0003 PDF | Detail
Provisional Discovery Plan 03/05/2001
EE-NM-0062-0004 PDF | Detail
Unopposed Motion to Intervene and Complaint in Intervention 03/29/2001
EE-NM-0062-0005 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree Between the United States of America and The New Mexico Department of Public Safety 10/16/2001
EE-NM-0062-0002 PDF | Detail
Notice of Withdrawal of Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement Filed Under Seal 10/17/2001
EE-NM-0062-0006 PDF | Detail
Judges Parker, James Aubrey (D.N.M.)
EE-NM-0062-0002 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Puglisi, Richard L. (D.N.M., D. Haw.) [Magistrate]
EE-NM-0062-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bay, Norman C. (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0062-0002 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-NM-0062-0001 | EE-NM-0062-0002 | EE-NM-0062-0005 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)
EE-NM-0062-0002 | EE-NM-0062-0004 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Hamilton, Raymond (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0062-0002 | EE-NM-0062-0004 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Hardwick, Jack N. (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0062-0005 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Lee, Bill Lann (California)
EE-NM-0062-0001 | EE-NM-0062-0002 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Mitchell, Jan Elizabeth (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0062-0002 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Ward, Larry G. (District of Columbia)
EE-NM-0062-0001 | EE-NM-0062-0002 | EE-NM-0062-0004 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Casey, Ellen S. (New Mexico)
EE-NM-0062-0002 | EE-NM-0062-0003 | EE-NM-0062-0004 | EE-NM-0062-0006 | EE-NM-0062-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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